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Finally, a Tesla killer from MB!

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by Tiger, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Tiger

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    less drag, such wow, much aero, such unimpressed
     
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    It is a nice looking car. Bet they sell a ton of them.

    If is is the same size as the Model 3 and has the same cross section tire, then the aero benefit is real.
    If is is a smaller car or has smaller wheels, then it is just fake news in comparison.

    Also calling a ICE car with low CD a Tesla Killer is more fake news. Tesla electric drive is it's crowning glory. Mercedes uses an old fashioned gas motor with multi speed automatic transmission. Few will cross shop.
     
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    #5 SMAlset, Jul 31, 2018
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    I'm not a fan of Mercedes giant emblem on the front of their cars and trucks. To me it tries too hard to say I'm a Mercedes like that's going to impress someone. Maybe back several decades ago it did but even then the hood ornament wasn't a big honking symbol there. Much more tasteful. The lines of the car are okay but looks like a car my dad would have picked out to drive.

    We finally ordered our AWD Model 3, a second family car for us, and wouldn't think of driving a gas vehicle again so ultimately would have had no interest in this Benz even if we hadn't placed our order yet.
     
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    Ah, c'mon. Mercedes has dialed it down quite a bit. Used to be like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    You are joking about the current ones down-sized aren’t you?! Those above in the photo are pretty descreet IMO. Don’t recall 2 emblems on the old cars. Maybe one embedded so if someone was going around stealing hood emblems (big back in the late 70s-80s) the car would still show it was a benz.

    After seeing this photo check out the front emblem size on the car this thread started. The MB service trucks someone on our general neighborhood parks outside his house probably can be seen a mile away.
     
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    I wonder if the trend to boxes will manufacturers to push harder on sedan efficiency.
     
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    Looks like a Mustang front end..
     
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    Something about this side shot reminds me of the later/st version of the WRX sedan. I no longer care about them. Or some Mitsu EVO (which I never owned or cared for). Anyway, seems a not-Merc-like design to me.

     
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    Yeah it does rather feel a bit Mitsubishi met Lexus doesn't it?
     
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